There are a number of sunflower fields in the Denver area this year. I shared a sunset from the largest field and closest to town last week. The one that is northeast of the airport is a little newer field and the blooms are smaller, not quite as tall. It’s unique in its own manner and so I was able to get a little different perspective on this field by being able to look down on the sunflowers. I was blessed with another wonderful sunset giving off a nice orange glow against the blue sky and clouds.
The weather pattern here in the Denver area is rather warm with the forecast for the 90’s this weekend. This warm weather is something usually that happens in July here. Strange weather patterns this year. Have a great Labor Day weekend and hopefully you’ll be able to get out and enjoy the last of the summer weather.
- I used a Graduated Neutral Density filter to balance the brightness between the upper part of the image where the sun is setting and the lower part of the image. This allows the image to be balanced so you can capture the photo in a single exposure. I prefer Singh-Ray filters and use the Lee Filter Kit System to hold the filters in place, which is especially useful for long exposures. I prefer the Singh-Ray Filters because they don’t leave any unusual color casts like some of the cheaper competitors. They are worth the money.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens
- Filter: Singh-Ray 4×6″ Graduated Neutral Density (3-stop) Optical Resin Filter
- Filter Holder: LEE¤Filters Foundation Kit (Standard 4×4″, 4×6″ Filter Holder) (Requires Adapter Ring)
- Adapter Ring: LEE¤Filters Adapter Ring – 82mm – for Wide Angle Lenses
- ISO: 400
- Focal Length: 27 mm
- Aperture: f/16
- Shutter Speed: 1/25 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4